- Jan 25, 2020
A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you!” attacked a group of schoolgirls and adults as he walked toward a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two and injuring 16 before killing himself, officials said.
A bus packed with Coptic Christians in Egypt, including many children, was traveling on a side road in the desert to the remote monastery of Saint Samuel the Confessor in Maghagha when it was attacked, presumably by Islamic terrorists. At least 26 people were killed, and 25 more were wounded.
The Assumption Cathedral, the first public Catholic worship place in Hindu-majority Nepal, was once again the target of attacks as an arsonist tried to set fire to the Church. Ultimately, the attempt failed. In 2009 a bomb was set off in the Church killing three people, one of which was a schoolgirl.
As Pope Francis was celebrating Palm Sunday Mass in Rome, two blasts at Coptic churches in Egypt killed at least 36 people and wounded more than a hundred. Coptic Christians make up 10 percent of Egypt’s population, and are often the targets of Islamic extremism. Pope Francis will visit Egypt later this month, April 28-29.
CAIRO, Egypt — Andraous Oweida, a 44-year-old construction worker and father of two, has vivid memories of the night of Oct. 9, 2011, when the Egyptian army assaulted a massive crowd of Christian protestors in the Maspero neighborhood of Cairo, killing 22 people and leaving dozens severely wounded. Oweida was